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This article was published on March 27, 2010

Russia considering their own national search engine

Russia considering their own national search engine
Charles Knight
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Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search. Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search.

The Russian government appears to be preparing to build it’s own alternative to Google (or Google.ru). It may come to coexist with the existing Russian search engine Yandex which holds a whopping 62.8% of the Russian search market. Yandex is part of the powerful nationwide search engines such as Baidu in China and Naver in South Korea.

The source of this news is RBK Daily, a respected Russian news agency, and their anonymous sources inside Kremlin. Could Siberia be Russia’s Silicon Valley? This trend towards nationalistic, non-Google search products can also be seen in the Anaposta project in Turkey, the Quaero project in the EU, or Hanguyc.am in Armenia.